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Manchester High School for Girls


This year’s sell-out school play transported its audience to1960s America as Manchester High students performed Hairspray, the musical, over two nights on 22nd and 23rd November.

The girls not only put on a great show packed with superb performances, but also highlighted the pressing social issue of the era; integration, something that is still relevant in today’s society.

Mrs Haves, Head of Drama, was full of praise of the girls and explained: “The production had a cast of over 70 girls; and some of them, including Mia Serracino-Inglott as Tracy, would give a West End actor a run for their money.

“They were all really enthusiastic about the play; it speaks about both physical appearance and social integration, and the characters are unwilling to accept the inequalities in the society they are growing up in.

“I am enormously proud of the way the girls tackled the text with such energy and a determination to do justice to this important piece of musical theatre.”

A huge congratulations to all the singers and other musicians, actors, dancers, crew and staff for the fantastic show which was incredibly well received by the audiences! 

Main cast:

  • Mia Serracino-Inglott as Tracy
  • India Agravat as Link
  • Izzy Brierley-croft as Edna
  • Libby Ingleby as Corny Collins
  • Evie Clarke as Velma
  • Megan Woodward-White as Penny
  • Michelle Ameh as Seaweed
  • Sarah Adedokun as Motormouth